Last week, Virginia Governor, Bob McDonnell, reinstated Confederate History Month in his state, but failed to make any mention of slavery. A controversy erupted over whether you can talk about the confederacy without talking about slavery and over whether we should be celebrating the Confederacy at all.
Tonight Douglas Brinkley, Presidential historian, and professor of history at Rice University as well as CNN's Joe Johns, will be examining the fallout, the future, and the big picture of this contentious issue. Do you have a question for them? Let us know!
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I Don't believe in confederate month but if people are going to protest it than what about black history month or black collage funds or all the other black things they have out there. Its OK to have something black but it not OK to have something white
I was always taught that slavery issue in the civil war was only to increase the north chances to win. It was not the main reason for the blacks where use to help fight our cause. The freedom bit was added to get they to join the fight to make it part of their fight.So real read the history of the civil war before you get so mad.
as officer in the army my duty is to defend this country against all threats abroad and at home. the confederates were the taliban of their day.treason is not a proud history
In my youth we went to a family cemetery outside of Lacrosse Wisconsin. There was about an acre of it fenced off, I was told it was members of my family that fought in the civil war. I find it disgraceful how they celebrate the war down south and distort the truth just for their political gain. If the north did that we would be called insensitive.
My Great, Great Grandfather fought in the civil war. He fought for the South. I am a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. There isn't a racist bone in my body. But i do enjoy being a member of the group. It is a good group. It is not about racism. It is about family and history. I have black friends. These folks who fought the war were poor folks. Things haven't changed today. Rich people decide there will be a war and poors folks have to go fight it. Those soldiers weren't politicians. They were soldiers.
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